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Monster Hunter World PC System Requirements and Release Date Confirmed
By Jon Sutton on July 16th, 2018 at 02:31pm - original article from game-debate

UPDATE : 16 July @ 14:21

Monster Hunter World PC graphics options revealed.

Alongside the Monster Hunter World system requirements that were revealed last week, the PC graphics options and advanced system settings for Monster Hunter World have also been detailed by Capcom.

Monster Hunter World Display settings

Monster Hunter World Advanced Graphics Settings

Monster Hunter World Advanced Graphics Settings

Here's the full list of Monster Hunter World PC graphics settings for easier reading:

Monster Hunter World Display Settings

  • Brightness
  • Screen Mode Settings
  • Resolution Settings
  • Frame Rate
  • V-Sync
  • Graphics Settings (Presets)

Monster Hunter World Advanced Graphics Options

  • Resolution Scaling
  • Texture Quality
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Volume Rendering Quality
  • Shadow Quality
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • LOD Bias
  • Mesh LOD Level Bias
  • Foliage Sway
  • Subsurface Scattering
  • Screen Space Reflection
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • Water Reflection
  • SH Diffuse Quality
  • Dynamic Range
  • Z-Prepass

Based upon the average AAA title, we can reasonably assume that Screen Space Reflections, Water Reflections and Shadow Quality will be the most demanding graphics settings. Screen Space Reflections, in particular, can cripple performance if your video card isn't fast enough.

Monster Hunter World runs on a modified version of the MT Framework game engine, one of Capcom's proprietary game engines. It is distinct from the RE Engine used for Resident Evil 7 and so this will not clue us in on performance. The last big game to utilise MT Framework was Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. While Dragon's Dogma had much lower system specs, it ran fantastically. Monster Hunter World is clearly going to be much more demanding, although it will only have visual parity with consoles. On PC, MonHun World can be run at higher resolutions and frame rates. The visuals themselves may look the same, however.

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UPDATE : 09 July @ 18:56

Also we noticed that Monster Hunter World will come with a couple of DRM mechanisms. The first DRM that Monster Hunter World on PC will have is the famous 3rd party Denuvo anti tamper software. The second DRM for Monster Hunter World on PC is a limit of running the game on a max of 5 different PC's within a 24 hour period.

If you want some background reading on Denuvo Digital Rights Management software then check out some of our previous articles on the subject where we ran some tests to see what sort of performance impact Denuvo has on the games it has been loaded into.

Does Denuvo DRM Actually Affect PC Game Performance?

Final Fantasy XV Denuvo v DRM-Free Demo Benchmark

Recent Denuvo Server Issues Have Prevented WB Games Like Shadow of War From Being Playable

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UPDATE : 09 July @ 18:33

Monster Hunter World System Requirements Tweaked below.

Monster Hunter World's PC release date is 9th August 2018, which is in just 4 and a half weeks. The Monster Hunter World's system requirements that were leaked earlier were pretty accurate, with a few adjustments to the AMD system requirements. This is now updated below.

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Yesterday Capcom's PC port for Monster Hunter World had its PC system requirements leaked over on a store called WeGame. The Monster Hunter World system requirements are scheduled to be officially announced later today, 9 July at 5pm BST or 9am PT.

The sys specs that were leaked were promptly removed from the store. If this was just a marketing ruse to attract attention for the store, prior to the PC release date and specs announcement then the data may be inaccurate. So the following PC Specs for Monster Hunter World may be changed later today at 5pm UK time, but for now lets take a look at the MH World specs for PC according to the leak. At the bottom of the article we mention the Monster Hunter World expected frames per second for High graphics settings.

The following Monster Hunter World system requirements are now confirmed as accurate by Capcoms press release.

Monster Hunter World Minimum System Requirements (Low: 30FPS @ 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.2GHz or AMD FX 6300
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R7 260x
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Monster Hunter World Recommended System Requirements (High: 30FPS @ 1080p)

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 @3.4GHz or Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 570X
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

The store that leaked the Monster Hunter System information implied that to get 30 FPS at 1080p on medium to low graphics settings you would need to meet the Monster Hunter World minimum system requirements, in particular a GTX 760, which of course is an old graphics card now. Couple that with an Intel i5 and you will meet Monster Hunters min reqs.

So its safe to say that if anyone wants to play Monster Hunter World they will be able to play it as long as they have a PC built with gaming hardware released within the past 5 years or so. The Monster Hunter World system memory requirement is a pretty standard 8GB RAM for both min and rec requirements.

To conclude the system requirements review for Monster Hunter World, most PC gamers can play Monster Hunter World on their current rigs. But if you want to enjoy some of the enhanced graphics that Monster Hunter Worlds MT Framework graphics engine can offer it is recommended that meeting a GTX 1060 3GB version graphics card paired with a pretty high end CPU, like the Intel i7 3770 is required. The GTX 1060 with Intels i7 and 8-16GB RAM will likely net 30 frames per second at 1080p on Monster Hunters World High graphic setting.

Once Monster Hunter World is released we will run some tests on the frame rates and post them up as usual, to see if the minimum pc system requirement mentioned above is accurate.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run Monster Hunter World System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Monster Hunter World GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Monster Hunter World Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.monster hunter world